Tuesday, November 24, 2009

News from the Polish Diaspora

Joanna Czechowska, author of the highly acclaimed Anglo-Polish novel The Black Madonna of Derby, recently published an article about why she started speaking Polish again after four decades. The article is called "After my Polish grandmother died, I did not speak her native language for 40 years," and a PDF of the piece can be downloaded by clicking here.

Linda Nemec Foster's new book of poems, Talking Diamonds, is now available from New Issues Press.

Poet Lisel Mueller said the following about it,

In this luminous new book of poems, Linda Nemec Foster shows us that there are no "ordinary" lives, that each life is meaningful and even magical, whether we know it or not. The brilliance and power of Foster's language, which has been evident in earlier volumes, is even stronger in this book.

John Guzlowski's
Third Winter of War: Buchenwald, about his father's experiences in the Nazi concentration camp, has recently been reviewed by Jennifer Whitaker for StorySouth.

Christina Pacosz's chapbook Notes from the Red Zone is the first in a series of re-issues by The Seven Kitchens Press. Leslie Hayreth's review of this excellent book recently appeared in Fieralingue.

Grzegorz Wroblewski's poem "In The Afternoon Babylon" (translated by Adam Zdrodowski) appears in the current of Exquisite Corpse.

Andrena Zawinski recently gave a reading and interview on the Jane Crowne Show.

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